This Is Us

Uruguay is where we started. 

This is my family history.

My father first immigrated to the United States from Montevideo, Uruguay, a South American country known for it’s wealth of culture, soccer history and is the second smallest country in South America.

He came to Queens, NY and worked reupholstering furniture at Donghia, a company in Manhattan. When the company downsized he started his own business with his brother and a co-worker. The three worked hard and successfully launched Manzanares Furniture in New York. 

During that time, my father legally brought my mother and me to the United States. At only 13 years old, I was sad to leave a place I called home but quickly embraced life in my new home.

Just like my father, I became inspired to use my skillsets, start a company and follow my passion to help others.

KAREN MANZANARES

My Story

After immigrating with my family from Uruguay, South America at age 13, I am  proud to have lived and worked in the Upper Merion community for three decades.

My passion for the Legal field began as an intern at the office of Chief Counsel while still at Upper Merion High School. I continued my education at Villanova University and then spent 22 years as a law clerk for the Governor’s Office, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Chief Counsel in King of Prussia.

Through my extensive law clerk experience, I assisted with eminent domain cases. I have not only seen the growth and changes, but was directly involved in litigation working with PennDOT attorneys, engineers, appraisers, and other public representatives in charges of planning and developing community improvement projects.

Adding Realtor® to my resume has allowed me to further serve the Upper Merion community and assist homeowners in selling, buying, and also managing rental properties. Throughout the process, I look to educate homebuyers and sellers and effectively market the team’s listings.

My dedication, business knowledge, and experience paired with my legal background me uniquely qualified to help you with your needs.

I am proud to be a member of the Board of The Montgomery County Paralegal Association and the Montgomery County Association of Realtors.

 

Our Team

If you need help with buying or selling property or a legal matter, our team has been working together for over 20 years and are ready to put those years of expertise to work for you!
C. Joseph Benedetto, Esquire
C. Joseph Benedetto, Esquire

Supervising Attorney

Michelle A. Fioravanti, Esquire
Michelle A. Fioravanti, Esquire

Supervising Attorney

Dan McIntosh, Broker
Dan McIntosh, Broker

Supervising Broker

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